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Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-22-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By RobZorba
Or you can retain the original mirrors and fit...

Or you can retain the original mirrors and fit the KTM mirror extenders that move the mirrors out further by about 4 cm. I posted photos and part numbers earlier this year, so if you search my posts...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-02-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By RobZorba
Yes it's fine, the socket is wired direct to the...

Yes it's fine, the socket is wired direct to the battery via a fuse, no Canbus or relay or switch in the way.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-01-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 121,248
Posted By RobZorba
It is. On the 1190 the EDS adjusts the preload...

It is. On the 1190 the EDS adjusts the preload etc "statically" in response to menu settings. On the 1290, KTM refer to a new SCU (Suspension Control Unit) and state:
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-01-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 121,248
Posted By RobZorba
Two other new features listed on KTM's web site: ...

Two other new features listed on KTM's web site:



Strangely, they don't have a paragraph describing the "Cruise Control" feature.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-01-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 121,248
Posted By RobZorba
A new feature is the "semi-active" suspension,...

A new feature is the "semi-active" suspension, quoting here from KTM's web site:
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-25-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,055
Posted By RobZorba
Thanks DirtJack, sorry I missed your embedded...

Thanks DirtJack, sorry I missed your embedded link earlier. Have there been any other service notes/ recalls since Feb '14?
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-20-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,055
Posted By RobZorba
There is a service change item for the main...

There is a service change item for the main battery / starter motor / alternator cables. There are bad joints/ connectors on the old cables leading to high resistance, also the replacement cables...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-17-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1,091
Views: 195,109
Posted By RobZorba
I'd suspect the ABS sensors or sensor disk on...

I'd suspect the ABS sensors or sensor disk on either or both wheels. Maybe a wiring fault has developed.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-17-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,307
Posted By RobZorba
The Trail Attack 2's and sizes used on the 1190...

The Trail Attack 2's and sizes used on the 1190 Adv are not listed in the recall.
Forum: Equipment 09-16-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,298
Posted By RobZorba
The KTM Powerparts roll bag is fully...

The KTM Powerparts roll bag is fully weatherproof, carries up to 30 kg, looks nice strapped to the pillion seat and makes a comfortable back rest. There's a link here so you can see what it looks...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-15-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,055
Posted By RobZorba
Using a voltmeter across the battery terminals,...

Using a voltmeter across the battery terminals, check the voltage before and during cranking the engine. Should not drop to less than 11.5 volts while cranking, and if it is less then either the...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-11-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 793
Posted By RobZorba
Wissam, how many hours high speed riding of your...

Wissam, how many hours high speed riding of your 1190 in a single trip, without stopping, have you done so far?

I just did a journey of 5000 km, which I know is insignificant compared to your...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-09-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,299
Posted By RobZorba
Wings heat shields

@a7an@

+1 to everything you said, thanks for your very balanced review of the Wings shields. Exactly my experience during riding for 2 weeks across Europe.

I initially fitted the under-seat...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-09-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1,091
Views: 195,109
Posted By RobZorba
@IgorBorisenko@ and @wilmar13@, thanks a lot for...

@IgorBorisenko@ and @wilmar13@, thanks a lot for your info. I hope we can persuade KTM to come up with a "fix". Mine was supplied in Feb 2014 and it does have the '2014 airbox etc. I haven't met...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-08-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1,091
Views: 195,109
Posted By RobZorba
Switchgear failure (LH)

After a couple of days riding through heavy rain, en route from Greece to the UK the horn came on (permanently). Had to pull over and pull the spade connector hot wire off the horn to continue the...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-05-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 42,001
Posted By RobZorba
... No more troublesome sealing strip /spokes...

... No more troublesome sealing strip /spokes through the rims.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-05-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 42,001
Posted By RobZorba
Luggage mounts seem to be removed: ...

Luggage mounts seem to be removed:
...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-05-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 42,001
Posted By RobZorba
They are Metzeler Karoo 3's, see: ...

They are Metzeler Karoo 3's, see:
...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-02-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,350
Posted By RobZorba
About the mirrors .... KTM sell some mirror...

About the mirrors .... KTM sell some mirror extender bars that relocate the mirrors 2 inches further out on each side. I posted some pics of them, plus the part numbers on another thread.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 08-14-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 807
Posted By RobZorba
1190 R switchgear failure in rain

After riding for about 4 hours through heavy rain, the left hand switchgear cluster failed. The horn switched permanently on, and the hazard flashers and indicators came on at random. I stopped in...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 08-14-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,299
Posted By RobZorba
Should be OK at moderate speeds, if the nail hit...

Should be OK at moderate speeds, if the nail hit center tread. The puncture in my case was too near the side wall to be safely repaired. Also at Auto-Bahn speeds 160 kph on the return journey...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 70,903
Posted By RobZorba
Hi Mike and Leanne, Just to let you know...

Hi Mike and Leanne,

Just to let you know that Paul and I arrived relatively safely in the UK last week after completing just over 3000 km in 4 days across Europe. The definite highlight of the...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 08-14-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,299
Posted By RobZorba
Just did 3,000 km in 4 days across Europe from...

Just did 3,000 km in 4 days across Europe from Greece to UK, much at 150 kph on AutoBahns. The heat was bearable. I have the Powerparts Ergo seats and the Wings heat shields, seems a good solution...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 08-02-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,312
Posted By RobZorba
@Oaktree@ I test rode two Moto Guzzis - both...

@Oaktree@

I test rode two Moto Guzzis - both the Stelvio and the new California. Totally unacceptable level of engine vibrations coupled to the bars. The bars shook so badly at > 60 kph that the...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-31-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,634,902
Posted By RobZorba
Thanks a lot for the "heads up". It was the same...

Thanks a lot for the "heads up". It was the same on my 2014 - checked at 3,500 km. There was play in the head bearings causing a clunk when braking and sometimes when cornering. The nut needed...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-29-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 19,152
Posted By RobZorba
Could you let us know about these mods in more...

Could you let us know about these mods in more detail? The pump is inside the fuel tank, there's both a paper element and a small in line filter canister inside the pump. How do you remove those...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 70,903
Posted By RobZorba
Hi Mike, Thanks a lot for the ongoing...

Hi Mike,

Thanks a lot for the ongoing reports and great pics. I'm really jealous I did not see Dubrovnik with you. It looks a fantastic place with good vibes. I hope to go there next year and...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-21-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 1,639
Views: 485,359
Posted By RobZorba
Is this a 'bike you are considering buying, owned...

Is this a 'bike you are considering buying, owned by someone else?

There is an electronic service record and authorization code downloaded to/from KTM in Austria when a 2013 'bike has the MSC...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 70,903
Posted By RobZorba
Sorry to hear the rest of your journey today took...

Sorry to hear the rest of your journey today took so long. You were saying earlier how much you enjoy dirt tracks ... so the Albanian gods must have heard you :evil. I couldn't find the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 70,903
Posted By RobZorba
Mike. Here is a bit of an "aide memoire" for...

Mike. Here is a bit of an "aide memoire" for you. It's been my pleasure to say "Pershandetiya" (hello) to you and ride with you for these few days. I wish you "Kalo Taxidi" (safe tavels) as you...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 70,903
Posted By RobZorba
The hotel we are staying at is right next to the...

The hotel we are staying at is right next to the world heritage site of Butrint, just a 3 minute walk. In case anyone else wants to stay here, and visit the Archaeological site, both Mike and I...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-09-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 64,748
Posted By RobZorba
The Wings side head shields look great and work...

The Wings side head shields look great and work great. On my 1190 R, the thermal mat supplied with the kit, to fit under the seat, causes too much heat build up and heat exiting from neat the tank...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-06-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1,232
Views: 140,364
Posted By RobZorba
+1, resale value is affected for everyone, bike...

+1, resale value is affected for everyone, bike shops are aware and are reluctant to deal in second hand 1190's because of this. We've all seen about $6k wiped of the value of our 'bikes through...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-06-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,048
Posted By RobZorba
Is there a PC-V with built in ignition timing...

Is there a PC-V with built in ignition timing control available for the KTM 1190? I know the original PC-V was fuel delivery only, but for some 'bikes there is a new combined unit which incorporates...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-04-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By RobZorba
I think we are talking about the fuel filter that...

I think we are talking about the fuel filter that is internal to the fuel pump. Changing it involves draining the tank, removing the fuel pump, stripping down the fuel pump, changing the internal...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-04-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,180
Posted By RobZorba
There's been two service notification "repairs"...

There's been two service notification "repairs" on my 2014 1190R, yet neither of them are listed on the KTM web site. One was the "battery cable" replacements, the other was a replacement for the...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-04-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,233
Posted By RobZorba
Take your time to choose the best luggage - and...

Take your time to choose the best luggage - and like @mlyamkaw@ said, there are many options much better than KTM offerings, so read the 1190 luggage thread. In the meantime, perhaps get a...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-04-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 1,232
Views: 140,364
Posted By RobZorba
I'm really grateful for the info all the guys...

I'm really grateful for the info all the guys from SA posted about the 1190, and for the private correspondence. Because of your help and advice, I was able to buy the 1190 "eyes open" and take...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-03-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By RobZorba
I sent an email to Gorazdt owner of "Wings" to...

I sent an email to Gorazdt owner of "Wings" to ask if he would be interested to make a heat shield for this area.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-02-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,233
Posted By RobZorba
+1 what scudrunner82 said, get a 2014, not 2013. ...

+1 what scudrunner82 said, get a 2014, not 2013. If you're determined to do a deal on the 2013 then you need to be fully aware of the list of problems on the 2013 that were "remedied" on the 2014,...
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